Down In the River To Pray

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trad. Appalachian

Most of us first heard this song sung by Alison Krauss and the choir
of the First Baptist Church of White House, TN in the Coen Brothers’ 2000 movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou? The original lyric of this old-time bluegrass hymn was
“Down To the River To Pray” but was changed to fit the baptism scene in the movie;
I’ve kept that change. This arrangement also attempts to maintain the quiet and
reflective atmosphere of the movie scene.

Everyone loves to sing this song; you should encourage your audience or congregation to join in. It will be difficult to keep them from it.

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Fresh Ayre Music
Item Voicing Perusal scores/Recordings Price
FAM-1010-01 SATB a cappella
$2.50
FAM-1010-02 SSAA a cappella

Metro State U. Women's Choir; MB Krueger, dir.
$2.50
FAM-1010-03 TTBB
$2.50